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Verreaux's Eagle-owl

Bubo lacteus


Verreaux's Eagle-owl, Bubo lacteus (also known as the Milky Eagle Owl, Giant Eagle Owl), is a member of the family Strigidae and is the largest African owl. This owl is claimed to be the world's third largest owl; after the Blakiston's Fish Owl and Eurasian Eagle Owl.


Spotted during a bird show in Berkel en Rodenrijs, Netherlands

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sttweets 9 years ago

@lori.tas, It's a different owl, but a really great video! I'll add the link to the video to this spotting:

lori.tas 9 years ago

Dn't know if this is the same species, but I loved the video:

sttweets 10 years ago

@Ashish, These pictures where taken during a cold and grey day,... but otherwise you could be right, it originates from African with a lot of sunshine!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

It looks avoiding sunshine enter its eyes...!!

sttweets 10 years ago

@Bas, Although I enjoyed the bird show, I am ambivalent about this type of initiative. As long as it comes to animals who would otherwise perish in the wild (as the consequence of an accident or something similar) I agree and understand. Somehow it doesn't feel right to lock birds like these in small cages.

Bas 10 years ago

i have been to a show of them at ''Archeon''. in Alphen aan den rijn.
The Bengal eagle owl was sitting next to me during the show.
and i saw this owl and the Bengal eagle owl at the TV show, "de wereld draai door''

sttweets 10 years ago

Hi Bas, Yes you are right. I did a photography workshop with them in 2009. Really great to so those bird at close range and take their portrait. Have you been there yourself?

Bas 10 years ago

I think these are the birds from the ''Roofvogelboerderij"

really nice birds :D

sttweets 10 years ago

Uurs, I think the whole bird was interesting,... furry

ceherzog 10 years ago

Interesting whiskers around the beak!

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Lansingerland, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Spotted on Mar 8, 2009
Submitted on Jun 30, 2011

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